11 Of The Best Gooey Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, You Must Try! Nothing is more comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich.
No matter if you are eating a grilled cheese sandwich by itself or with a warm bowl of soup or a salad, it is the perfect comfort food. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are easy to make and ideal for a weeknight meal.
What is comfort food?
It is different for everyone. Comfort food has typically a memory attached to it. Like, when you bite into a warm chocolate chip cookie, and it always reminds you of baking cookies with your mom. To me, comfort food makes you feel better. It is the food that I crave when I am not feeling well. Probably, because I ate a lot of grilled cheeses growing up. I have never been a cold sandwich person. Why eat a cold sandwich when you can eat a gooey melted masterpiece. Nothing says comfort more to me than a grilled cheese sandwich especially if you add a warm bowl of soup. You can see my top 50 comfort food recipes here.
Award-Winning Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This post includes two grilled cheese sandwiches never seen on my blog before. I entered them both in the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Sandwich contest in 2018. My Sweet and Salty Grilled Cheese sandwich video received $1000 for being a fan favorite sandwich. Both my Southern Grilled Cheese sandwich and my Sweet and Salty Grilled Cheese sandwich made it into the top recipes for fans to vote. Both videos are below with the full step by step recipe.
Sweet and Salty Grilled Cheese Sandwich
The layers include Spicy Honey Mustard, Fried Apples, Sauteed Onions, Smoked Ham and Bacon, Havarti cheese plus cheddar cheese.
SWEET AND SALTY GRILLED CHEESE
- Four pieces Bacon cooked
- 1 slice sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 3 slices of Havarti cheese
- 3 slices smoked Ham
- Four pieces of bread
- SPICY HONEY MUSTARD
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 TB spicy brown mustard
- 3 TB honey
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- CARAMELIZED ONIONS
- One small onion
- Tablespoon of Vegetable Oil
- One teaspoon Seasoned Salt
- FRIED APPLES
- Two Apples
- Two tablespoons of butter
- One Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- One teaspoon Apple pie spice
- Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet and saute the onions until tender.
- Seasoning the onions with Seasoned salt.
- Heat the butter in a skillet.
- Add the apple, brown sugar, and apple pie spice and cook the apples until tender.
- Add mayonnaise to one side of each piece of bread and place the mayonnaise side face down on a griddle or skillet.
- On the top side of the bread, spread a tablespoon of Spicy Honey Mustard on each piece of bread.
- Add a piece of Havarti cheese on each slice of bread.
- Top one piece of bread and Havarti cheese with half the fried apples.
- On top of the fried apples add half the onions.
- Add two slices of Havarti cheese on top of the apples and onions.
- On top of the two slices of Havarti cheese add smoked ham.
- Next, layer on two slices of cooked bacon.
- The best way to cook this grilled cheese is to add a tablespoon of water beside it on the griddle or skillet and place a dome or lid over the sandwich.
- Steam until the cheese is gooey. Both sides of the bread should already be toasted.
Southern Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This sandwich is layered with BBQ Sauce, Chicken Breast, Jalapenos, Bacon, Fried potatoes, sauteed onions, Cheddar cheese, plus Havarti cheese. The combination explodes with flavor in your mouth.
SOUTHERN GRILLED CHEESE
- POTATOES AND ONIONS
- Two tablespoons vegetable oil.
- One baking potato sliced thin on mandoline
- One small onion sliced thin on mandoline
- One Chicken Breast baked with salt, pepper, and garlic
- 4 tablespoon mayonnaise
- Slice Bread four pieces
- Four teaspoons Jalapenos minced
- Four tablespoons BBQ Sauce
- 3 slices sharp cheddar cheese
- one slice Havarti cheese
- 4 slices bacon cooked
- Peel the baking potato and onion.
- Using a mandolin, slice both the onion and potato.
- Add the oil to a skillet on medium heat and place the onions and potatoes in the skillet.
- Cook until tender and potatoes form a brown crust on them.
- Add a tablespoon of mayonnaise to each slice of bread and place the mayo side down in a griddle or skillet.
- Add a tablespoon of BBQ sauce to the top side of each piece of bread.
- Place two teaspoons of minced Jalapenos on the BBQ sauce.
- Add two pieces of sharp cheddar cheese on top of the BBQ sauce on both pieces of bread.
- Slice the chicken breast in half horizontally.
- Add one piece of the chicken breast on top of one piece of bread.
- Place two pieces of bacon on the chicken breast.
- Top the bacon with a slice of Havarti cheese.
- On the other side of the bread on top of the Jalapenos, layer on the fried potatoes and onions.
- Carefully close the sandwich.
- Add a tablespoon of water beside the grilled cheese and place a dome over the sandwich.
- Grilled until the cheese is gooey. Both sides of the bread should already be toasted
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